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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
drought, crop numbers are coming in better than expected. the u.s. agriculture department reports the soy bean crop recovered from the dry summer with a rainy fall. the ag department raised its forecast on corn production even though yields from heat-scorched crops remain at the lowest level since 2006. friday's crop report triggered across-the-board selling in the grain market, which eventually could trickle down to prices at the store. "it should stablize for feed ingredients, for example. that will help people going forward. meanwhile, cotton yields are up 12% from last year. a kink in apple's supply chain is putting pressure on foxconn. foxconn's chief executive admits having a hard time meeting the huge demand of apple's latest products such as the iphone 5 because of the complexity of manufacturing the new items. it's shedding some light on the manufacturing process, according to michael manna, host of the tech talk show "t4 show." "these are becoming more complex devices. they're changing the screws up, they're changing the manufacturing methods, so just when you're used to
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
think part of the gold trade, too, is perhaps on a stronger u.s. dollar, and that of course could be a vote on perhaps a romney victory later on tonight. > > good to have you on the show today. that's john brady of rj o'brien. in battleground states such as ohio, hundreds of lawyers have shown up to monitor polls on election day. in our cover story, it's one of many pre- emptive steps being taken to avert a recount that, in ohio's case, could take weeks and delay the election's outcome. while former governor romney and president obama criss- crossed the country in last- minute campaign efforts, more than 200 lawyers from the non- partisan "election protection" group spread out across states such as ohio to make sure potential voters were not discriminated against or intimidated. legal challenges that could delay the outcome for weeks are the last things investors say they want. "the worst thing for business is uncertainty, and that's what's affecting the market now." already there have been two dozen lawsuits within the past six months challening photo i.d. requirments and limited po
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
>>> up next on a second look, the first woman ever to serve on the u.s. supreme court. in her own words how sandra day o'conner got the call from president reagan. the most difficult case she faced and her latest crusade to change the way judges are chosen. >>> a legal pioneer returned to the bay area last month. 82-year-old stanford graduate sandra day o'conner. the first woman to serve as a justice was in san francisco for an appearance at the o'conner club. president reagan appointed her in 1981. >> president reagan appointed the first woman to serve. a couple of people were asked to check my record. there was plenty of old newspapers and stuff about me. so they had to check it all out. >> no -- that the time. >> no no -- at that time. not too long after i was sitting in my chambers at the court of appeals in arizona, and the phone rang and it was the white house calling. president reagan said, sandra. yes mr. president. i would like to announce your nomination for u.s. supreme court, is that all right with you. well-- gulp. what do you say to that? i don't know. i guess mr. pr
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
have confirmed 97 dead in the u.s., and another five in canada. and that's in addition to 69 people killed in the caribbean before hurricane sandy moved north. drivers in parts of new york and new jersey waited in long lines again today for gas. in someplacing, you see, lines stretch for three to four miles. some stations ran out of gas, while dozening of drivers were waiting. authorities say more than half of all gasoline stations in the new york and new jersey area are shut down, due to power outages or storm damage. >>> sunday's new york city mayor none was canceled today. new york city mayor michael bloomberg made the announcement just hours after he promised the race would go on despite the damage. estimated 40,000 runners from around the world had been expected to take part in that marathon. the race had been scheduled to start in staten island, which is one of the hardest hit areas from this week's storm. >>> and in 7 minutes, staten island residents say they have been left behind in relief efforts, and we asked california senator barbara boxer about what's being done, and if
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
of them served in the u.s. air force. the fbi says the men planned to depart this month. >> a man is under arrest accused of molesting girls and offering them marijuana. san rafel police arrested jason edward clar yesterday. he's accused of the continuous sexual abuse of two girls under the age of 11, also taking lewd pictures of them and offering them marijuana. he has not seen the girls for about two years now. the girls told a parent about the allegations. clar is being held on $150,000 bail. >>> san mateo county prosecutors filed new charges against a murder suspect to try to keep him in jail while they appeal the dismissal of a murder charge against him. they charged gregory elarms with possessing weapons while in jail. that increased his bail to a half million dollars. he confessed to the fatal shooting of activist david lewis but the judge dismissed the case saying that elarms wasn't given his miranda rights. prosecutors say they'll appeal the dismissal to the state attorney generals office. >> he's the winningest football coach in cal history. thousand he's looking for a new
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
reached a deal under pressure from the international community. well another insider attack led a u.s. coalition and an afghan army soldier shot and killed a british shoulder. 60 service members have been killed so far in about 45 of the so called insider attacks. they are raising questions about how affectively they can train afghans to take over security of the of a dance in 20 -- afghans in 2014. >>> and shocking accusations of general david petraeus after he admitted an extra marital affair. they are tell us why who knew what and when. >>> there is questions including some congressional leaders have not been told earlier. paula broad well sent harassing e-mails to the director and now dianne finestein plans on investigating. >> this is something that could have had an affect on national security and i think we should have been told. >> reporter: and now eric can't tore spoke about the general's a fair and closed hearings on libya are set to begin and that leaves many republicans with more questions than answers. more in the next hour, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> a memorial wi
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
. it's the first visit ever by a u.s. president to cambodia. the other history making stop on president obama's trip coming up. >>> back here at home later this morning san francisco city officials will deal with a hot debate involving muni. muni has to decide what they will do with a multimillion dollar wind fall. ktvu tara moriarty is here now. says the big decision boils down to two options right tara? >> reporter: that is right. muni has to decide whether it wants to invest in making improvements to the system and hiring more operators or wants to let youths ride for free. we're here at the portal station. they will take center stage at a board of supervisors government audit. supervisor scott weiner is pushing for using the funds for maintenance. pointing out the agency has very poor performance rates. others would like to see 40,000 low income youths ride for free. in this spring the san francisco municipal transportation agency approved a 22 month pilot to provide a free transit ride. it hinged upon the transportation agency would fork over $4 million. they decided not to fund th
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
were better than expected for the u.s. labor market. according to the labor department employers added 171,000 jobs in october and also significantly revised upward the number of new jobs add in august and september. >>> put the unemployment rate rose to 7.9%, up from 7.8% in september as more people started looking for work. >>> today's job report is fueling reaction along the campaign trail from both president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5 and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> not surprisingly governor romney saw today's report a little differently than the president, he says the economy is at a virtual stand still. >> today we learned that it is actually 7.9%, that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. ing employment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> folic his comments in wisconsin romney headed to ohio where president obama is also campaigning today. recent polls show the president with a slight le
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
concentration. stick with the winners, stick with large-cap u.s. growth. > > go with america is your theme. > > absolutely, because i think the world is really going to be watching these election results, and what typically happens is americans get behind each other together and move forward, and i think we're going to get to a really strong finish for the year. > > that's a very positive thought. i think i'll leave you right there. that's matt shapiro, president of mws capital. thank you matt. some women tend to be more charitable than men. an indiana university report on philanthropy shows baby boomer generation women and older donate more money more frequently to charity than men. analysis found that men tend to think about donating to non- profits as a "financial transaction," while women enjoy the benefits of a relationship with a non-profit organization. the number of americans living paycheck-to-paycheck is starting to show signs of improvement. according to a survey by careerbuilder, 40% of workers report always or usually living paycheck-to-paycheck, versus 42% in 2011. the percen
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Nov 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
american civil liberties unions failed a lawsuit against the military of the u.s. >> the policy has the effect of closing whole career fields to servicewomen. and closing hundreds of thousands of positions to them. >> reporter: the plaintiffs include four women who have fought in the ground in afghanistan. zoe badel led a team of 46 servicewomen. >> they wore the same gear and they carried the same rifles and when the unit was attacked, my marines fought back. >> reporter: search and rescue pilots jennings hagard earned a purple heart after shrapnel left her with scars. >> the men that i served with didn't care if i was a woman, they cared if i could do the job. >> reporter: the >> reporter: -- a retired u.s. marine officer says that -- >> leon panetta tells us he's open to opening positions to women. >>> the dow lost 89 points, nasdaq dropped eight. senate majority leader harry reed said he was frustrated by the lack of progress in budget talks. the numbers are in and this cyber monday was the biggest online shopping day ever. an analysis of 500 businesses found sales were up 30% from
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Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
. well, this week, the u.s. supreme court could decide whether the deal with the -- whether to deal with the issue of same-sex marriage. the court is due to hold a closed-door conference on friday. coming up for you at 7:15, the one decision the court could make that would make same-sex marriage legal here in california before christmas time. >>> all right. want to check in with tara filling in for sal. tara, it was crystal clear for most of my drive in from danville through walnut creek. but i know there's a lot of other heavy fog. >> that's right. and those advisories are in effect for the bridges. some other parts will be lifted at 9:00 this morning. the dumbarton bridge is the only bridge not under advisory but it is still foggy on the west side of the span. so be careful. this is 101 in san jose. tail lights are headed to the airport. if we head up to emeryville at the macarthur maze, you can see the fog we've been talking about. we can't see anything and the bay bridge toll plaza is much the same way. that's where lorraine blanco has been out all moneying warning about the fog
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
plane in the u.s. air force fleet was loaded up. they are part of a bigger air cargo assembling in southern california to help victims and communities ravaged by superstorm sandy and the resulting flooding and power outages. it is a huge challenge. >> getting it out and rolling to get them the power and supplies they need. >> reporter: hours ago another c-17 left to join the operation. that includes transport of 59 utility trucks from southern california edison. >> they will be moving equipment and personnel to upstate new york that will allow us to turn the lights on for the east coast. >> reporter: they will use 5 of the c5 aircraft and a dozen of the c-17s that will transport food and medical aid. >> folks that need medical assistance we can get them to the locations they need to go. >> reporter: they are participating in this mission which is expected to last 1-2 weeks. >>> coming up, bay area volunteers already on the east coast. >>> hundreds of people gathered in san jose in the hope of getting an affordable mortgage. they brought their tax returns and bank statements to the
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
-ranking official. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation now for possible inappropriate communication with jill kelley. she's also linked to the petraeus sex scandal. the fbi says that 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails are under review. allen's nomination to head is now on hold. however, a pentagon spokesperson says he will remained in -- remain in afghanistan for now. >> the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined. >> kelley claims she received threatening e-mails from general petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell, which triggered this investigation. overnight, allen told pentagon officials that he had done nothing wrong. >>> tonight, the morago school board is expected to vote on revisions to the district's policy on child abuse prevention and reporting. school board trustees will discuss a lawsuit filed by the former joaquin intermediate student who said she was abused. she's suing the district and former administrators alleging they ignored her claims
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
find resources easily." across the u.s., non-profits need to expand their base of supporters. since 2006, the number of new doners giving to non-profits nationwide has dropped 14.6%, and there are fewer doners in general - down 5.3%. pritzker's strategy to pull together groups involves partnering with other non- profits on projects to meet a common goal. it's worked for other non-profits. now, it's pritzker's turn. "i think that as people realize that the funding pool is shared and donors are saying more and more, why don't you work together, i think it will become more evident." not all nonprofits are lucky enough to have a wealthy benefactor at the helm. non- profits having the toughest time in 2012 include animal welfare groups, health groups and international relief efforts. gold is a costly commodity that's valued everywhere but has particular cultural significance on the subcontinent of india. paul eggers files this story on the precious metal. while the sights outside this shop may seem foreign and the sign up top definitely is in another language, the merchandise inside, gol
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
the day many apple fans have been waiting for. delivery of the knew ipad mini. u.s. apple stores will deliver them to people who placed early orders. many placed last week. it's a little more expensive than many expected with a starting price of $329. >>ll ght looks like i might get one. >> i think everyone in my house wants one. >>> let's go see what the roads are like. sal, how does it look? >> on friday it always looks better. doesn't it? >> yeah. >> it does look a little better. it's doing pretty well as you drive around the bay area. it looks very nice. heading out to the mccarthur maze and continuing out to an uncrowded bay bridge toll plaza. trying to get into san francisco it looks pretty good. no major problems on the lower deck. on the upper deck is where most people go. this is northbound 280 right now traffic is moving along very nice. let's go to steve. >>> happy friday, sal. >> same to you. >> thank you. good morning. a little chill in the morning. i wore a jacket in and a couple members of the crew and in the control room over here a couple people are saying what are yo
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00am PST
will help unionize walmart." walmart, the largest private employer in the u.s. with nearly a million-and-a-half workers, calls union involvement in the anticipated strikes unlawful and is busy preparing for black friday and its post- black friday technology and toy sales saturday. a sweet ending may be in the works for hostess. potential buyers are stepping forward, plus a bankruptcy judge was able to get hostess, the lenders and the union to agree to mediation to avert liquidation of the snack food company. twinkie sales have never been hotter. we found a box of 10 twinkies going for $20 and more on ebay. hostess goodies became a hot commodity after the company shutout workers last week and went to court monday to liquidate, leaving 18,000 employees stunned that hostess could give up its iconic treats. "twinkies, it's a legend, the history is very long." "in bankrupcty there is great power on behalf of the bankrupty judge." the bankruptcy judge hearing the hostess case was able to convince the company to try mediation with the union. the arm of the department of justice that oversee
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
becoming the first u.s. president to set foot in cambodia. he and secretary of state, hillary clinton, are attending an east asia summit. this is the final leg of a four- day trip which also included a first-ever bit of to burma. he praised the country's progress towards die mockcy but urged further reform. >> the flickers of progress that we've seen must not be extend gived. they must be strengthened and become a shining north star for all of this nation's people. >> the president also met with democratic freedom activist, aung san suu kyii, who spent 15 years under house arrest. >>> at this hour, hundreds of families in san jose are receiving much-needed help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where a holiday foot giveaway is going on right now. so is there enough food for everyone door they still need donations? >> reporter: they still need donations. you can see volunteers from sacred heart community services. they are handing out these holiday gift services that you -- workses that you see to needy families. we've seen a lot of smiles here today from people. they are
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Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
trauma treatment. the hospital went to u.s. bankruptcy court in an effort to be reimbursed. they are hoping the issue is resolved soon. >> i do think the level of care i know he has received since over an entire baseball season now, the billed a up and i do think there is some negligence cases they probably have. >> the family is also suing the dodgers because of what they estimate in $50 million in lifetime medical expenses. they blame lacks security in the parking lot. >>> a 14-year-old boy is accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a 65-year-old woman at gunpoint from the gateway plaza shopping center. king faces 10 felony counts as an adult including attempted murder, torture kidnapping carjacking and several sex offenses. >>> a san francisco sheriff's deputy is accused of robbing a bank this afternoon. phillip was arrested earlier this month and authorities say he robbed a bank of america branch in the district. he faces robbery and second degree burglary charges. >>> now that black friday is behind us, holiday shoppers are logging on for this cyber monday. today is expect
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Nov 18, 2012 10:00am PST
the consulate and the second on the annex, given the forces we had on the ground, could u.s. forces have done more realistically to protect the u.s. forces and protect -- to u.s. personnel, and, prevented the last two -- >> that is key and goes to preventing the last two, the former seals from being killed and the answer is we didn't have resource in range and they acted quickly but had to get somebody from spain and croatia and forces who arrived much too late. they sent a drone and it was an unarmed dronend if we had an armed drone it could have probably knocked out the people firing the mortars that killed the two seals. >> chris: given what we had there, you are saying -- >> there was no capacity to defend our personnel, in a timely way. once the attacks occurred and we can't let that happen again, and, part of what we have to do to make sure it doesn't happen again is we adequately support oush defen our defense -- >> and the other question, was it dod are state's fault. and we don't know the answer. >> chris: finally, a minute left, senators john mccain and graham called for a
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
, taking on water in the bay. also on board was a dog, a cat, and a snake. around 12:30, the u.s. coast guard took the call for help. the yacht was about 300 feet north of the berkeley pier. the largest vessel in this video was the one in trouble. three people stayed on board, as it was towed. a broken seal may to be blame for the flooding. everyone was wearing a life jacket and no one was injured. >>> today cabrera kicked off the -- ktvu kicked off the one warm coat drive. we have a live report from santana row where donations i'm told have been steady today. hi, rita. >> reporter: that's right, heather. i have been doing this for about a decade, as long as the station has been doing it, and this is the best year ever. girls, how many coats have we got down here? >> 1,369! >> that's 1,369 coats, and that's double the number we got all of last year. now, the girls here, what do you get for doing this? >> we get a little patch. >> reporter: the girl scouts get a patch here. if you'll move your hand over. but they get a great reward. why are you doing this? >> because there are a lot of p
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Nov 8, 2012 4:30am PST
is now representing massachusetts. women also want first term and all of the 120 u.s. senate seats will be occupied by women. they a elected its first all european women. >> this is the newest chick fillet in the bay -- chick-fil- a area. dozens of people were camping out in hopes he have take advantage of the company's office, a year supply to 100 customers online. >> my coach told me he need the the meals for a year. they are planning a protest around after his fans went against same sex marriage and they are asking them to back off the political controversy. >>> what is touted to be the largest small is expected to open today. it will have 120 stores and has added 2000 jobs to the region . please warn there could be the first to open in california in more than 10 years and i hope my 13-year-old is not going to see this because she is going to want to go out there. >>> 4:37 let's take a quick look at traffic, good morning, sal. >>> we are doing well around the bay area, a little windy and cold out there, we will address that in just a moment and we will look at the commute on 80
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am PST
highest poverty rate in the u.s. they are measuring poverty for the report. it shows nearly 9 million are coming in because of the high cost of living and the numbers still surprise those who work in food banks and homeless shelters. >> we opened our waiting list. we have eight units and we had 100 plus families sleeping overnight just to be on the list. >> nationwide, several people are living under the poverty line about 16% of the population. >>> christain fellowship will be giving away turkeys and that giveaway starts at 10:00 a.m. this morning and ends a 915 9:15. >>> coming up to the 880 split no major problems and southbound 101 looks good. 280 extension up to king street looks nice as well. also the morning commute on oakland, speaking of oakland, traffic is moving further town. it is a nice looking drive and 101 looks good from the peninsular into san jose. 4:55 let's go to steve. >>> we are waiting for increasing clouds, they will be here later today. big dims in -- big difference in the temperatures, we are starting to see more of a southerly breeze and it is starting to wo
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
complaints of voting fraud in the u.s. virgin islands. the attorney general is investigating the allegations. the office did not specify the complaints received. voters in the u.s. virgin islands elected the house of representatives. >>> in a race for district seven seat remains up in the air. through six round of rank choice voting. board of education president has 381 votes. labor leader fx crawly has 11,352 votes. that's a difference of 29 votes. the department of elections hopes to finish counting the mail in ballots. it covers mersed and san francisco state university. >>> this could be censored over free speech and controversy. there is is a council resolution charging this person of unethical conduct. she asked an engineer to stop a man from blogging about her on the hercules patch work site. they later apologized for the perception is of stifling free speech. >>> this could end up costing students big money in the future. they are voting on a graduation fee for super seniors. they have higher fees if they take too long to graduate. it effects 9,000 students t needs it mak
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
hours for black friday madness. >>> time now 7:24. u.s. soldiers half a world away in afghanistan still celebrated thanksgiving. they had a traditional roast turkey feast. they had ham and rib eye steaks, mashed potatoes, corn and greens i'm getting hungry all over again and topped off the meals with festive cakes and pies. the u.s. and coalition forces are getting ready to pull their troops out of afghanistan by 2014. >>> you're probably getting ready for christmas now that thanksgiving is over. you may want to pop into the fairmont san francisco hotel tomorrow and get a look at the life sized gungier are bread houses there. 22 feet tall, this one has thousands of home baked, it will be unveiled at 11:00 a.m. visitors will be greeted with complimentary refreshments and holiday music. >>> we are following major traffic news for you this friday and tara moriarty watching that for us. what's going on. >> we have a sig alert on the peninsula, in palo alto and it got worse. we have three lanes blocked. this is a solo vehicle crash. they say that these lanes will be closed for up to six hour
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan. he would replace general john allen. allen was supposed to be pro momentsed to supreme allied commander in europe, but that's on hold right now. after questionable e-mails between allen and a woman in florida were discovered, it was part after investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus, as ahead of the cia, because of an affair. >>> it is 7:09. breaking news, sal will tell us about it. >> reporter: i have two breakers. one is a house fire in san francisco. news chopper 2 is over this house fire, near the 101/260 interchange in san francisco. and just knowing a little bit about the area, this is an area where there have been plenty of house fires in the last year or two. it's kind of peculiar. firefighters say once portable heaters come in winter, these things happen more often. botwel street is closeed. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, westbound 25 to 30 minutes delay before you make it on to the bridge, unless you are using the car pool lanes. pleasant hill, traffic is moving along well, just getting word of an overturned
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
. democrats still controlled the u.s. senate. coming up at 6:15 what all of that means for the lawmakers moving ahead and what is ahead for the gridlock in washington. >> governor jerry brown is celebrating a historic victory this morning for the first time since 2004 california approved a tax hike on a statewide proposition. voters have passed proposition 30. his education tax initiative 54% to 46% with 95% of the precincts reporting. ktvu tara moriarty is in san francisco this morning where voters were overwhelmingly backing that measure. >> that is right here in san francisco most voters voted yes in favor of prop 30. and the general feeling here in the city is that public schools need help. case in point mission heights school. this is the oldest high school in san francisco and test scores well they have been struggling with that over the years. prop 30 passage may be the shot in the arm this school needed. other areas of california that saw support for 30 alameda and santa cruz counties. los angeles also backed it but moe dark and more rural central areas of the state saw the least
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Nov 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >> reporter: whoever will take the job will need to overcome low moral. >>> the u.s. congress returned from its holiday recess and began to try to work for a deal to try to avoid the fiscal cliff. if there's no action by the new year some existing tax cuts will be filed. but finding consensus between republicans and democrats will not be easy. >> as president eisenhower said there will have to be compromises. and seeking compromises is the only way forward. >> some gop lawmakers now say they'll have to put the pledge aside for the good of the country. >>> on wall street the markets remained fixed. the dow dropped 42 points, the nasdaq gained nine. >> tonight at 10:30, the jitters the fiscal cliff is causing on wall street and how some investors are deciding to take action now and not wait. >>> the bay area's storm door is about to swing wide open. the first in the series of wet weather is due to arrive tomorrow morning. we start in the weather center with chief meteorologist bill martin. bill. >> julie, a series of storms set to affect the bay area not that atypical for this t
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Nov 17, 2012 7:00am PST
: claudine, the u.s. coastguard located that surfer just around 8:30 out here at ocean beach, just north of sea rocco oh seal rock, i should say. he was missing for about 30 minutes, last seen heading toward that rock. the first call came in at 8:06 a.m. in the area of kelly's cove. wet and windy creations created big waves. according to scanner traffic, the surfer wasn't too familiar with the water out here. we're still waiting on the condition of that surfer, but they did rescue the surfer on some rocks out there just north of seal rock. as soon as we get more information, we'll bring it to you. reporting live, lorainne blanco, ktvu channel 2news. >>> well, all this rain has some people living in daly city really worried about the possibility of another mudslide, following a water main break earlier this week in that neighborhood. several homes were evacuated tuesday when a pipe feeding the reservoir burst, sending 98,000 gallons of water down the hill. crews are stabilized the hillside and they do not expect any additional problems from the rain. >>> chp officer recovering this mornin
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
construction, hotel work, restaurants and other industries. >>> a new survey finds u.s. consumer confidence has now soared to its highest level in five years. the university of michigan's consumer sentiment index rose .1% this month to 82.7%. 30% of consumers are also optimistic that the unemployment rate will fall over the next twelve months. but many expressed concerns about the looming fiscal cliff that includes tax heights and spending cuts that are set to hit january 1 if congress fails to act. >>> and the dow is up 48 points. the s&p rose 3. >>> a cease fire agreement has for now quieted the violence in the israel-palestinian conflict. rita is live in our newsroom now where heartbreaking stories just continue to pour in. >> reporter: that's right, gasia. there was a cease fire and a feeling of relief today on both sides of the gaza-israel border. with strong backing from the united states, the deal was brokered by egypt's new muslim brotherhood president and he'll oversee its compliance. >> this is a critical moment for the region. egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility
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Nov 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
than would be expected statistically. during that time, the u.s. unemployment rate averaged 8.2% nationally. in the years prior to the recession. the u.s. unemployment rate was generally around 5%. >>> the warriors make a comeback after being down against the kings. could they keep it up until the end of the game? fred is next with sports. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. that's elizabeth.n. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
for plotting to bomb u.s. military basis and they were arrested for carrying out plots in afghanistan. >>> and former general david petraeus has hired somebody to represent paula broadwell. this is video of paula broadwell at her home which is now constantly is your rounded -- surrounded by reporters. she said a tampa,florida woman prompted an investigation which exposed general david petraeus who has since resigned. >>> and in the middle east crisis it is expanding as allison burns reports, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is heading to jerusalem right now. allison? >> reporter: hillary rodham clinton is now on her way to jerusalem. she will meet in cairo to meet with egyptian officials. they continue rocket attacks and israel strikes from the air, at least 112 people have been killed at least half are civilians and israel has agreed to put its ground offensive on hold for now and they described hillary rodham clinton's challenging mission. >> to support a durable outcome that ends rocket attacks and restores abrader calm in the region... >> reporter: three u.s. ships have r
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
international student rate in the u.s. enrollment grew six percent last year, with 765,000 students on u.s. campuses. it is because of a 23% increase in students from china. >>> a russian grandmother did not need red riding hood to save her from the big bad wolf. she fought off and killed the wolf with her hands and an axe. she ran out to shoo it away and it turned on her. she hit it on the hand using an axe. >>> the opening of two new double slide bypass tunnels on the san mateo coast has been delayed again. completion is delayed to early next year. it will allow more time for inspections and the testing of electronic systems. this is at least the third delay for the $350 million project. >>> on the loose, a ktvu special report. a large number of criminals that are violating their parole and may be living in your neighborhood. >>> and in a few minutes, there is no fog at the coast, but a computer model shows clouds and rain moving in as we go into the middle of the week. details coming up. . >>> when is comes to marijuana, governor brown is saying the feds should back off californi
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Nov 21, 2012 9:30am PST
natural, but the other 10% are caused by humans. you notice that especially in the eastern u.s., europe and most notably india and other parts of asia. >> it feels one world. you know, we're all in one world. there really are no problems. look at how interconnected we are. >> can't we all get along? we all share the same dust. that's my birthday. that's what was going on on my birthday, march 20th. >> you were sniffing those aerosols. >> i was over in pennsylvania getting covered in those aerosols. >>> it's gorillas versus a kitten. >> the kitten is cornered by the gorillas. >> okay, this is weird. >> see what the gorillas do with the strange visitor. >> oh, my god! >> until it outsmarts them. >>> and it's called a tail whip, but the tail whip this dude pulls off is -- >> so extreme, he's backwards and then whips it back around. >> so impressive, you'll be and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> we're all familiar with motor homes. but have you ever heard of the boater home? the boater h
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Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
east asian nations before arriving in president obama he became the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar. also known as beer ma. >> i can tell you we always remain hopeful about the people of this country. about you. you gave us hope and we bore witness to your courage. >> while in myanmar he also met withon song seiche. she spent years under house arrest. he s she is now a member of parliament. >>> 4:33. the cross border attacks continue between israel and gaza despite international peace efforts. at least 84 palestinians have been killed by israeli air strikes over the last few days. and hamas militants continue to fire rockets into israel. most of which are intercepted by the iron dome defense system. >> when are the israelis going to understand the only way out of this conflict is to resolve it through political means once and all by ending their occupation and allowing the palestinian people to be independent and free. >> total equation here is relatively simple if if israel will be -- if israel will have peace and quiet and then in gaza it will also be quiet. >> israe
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Nov 28, 2012 4:30am PST
. in the afternoon, president barack obama will meet with ceos with more than a dozen major u.s. companies including home depot and comcast. >>> for only the 7th time in history, the president's swearing in date falls on a sunday and following tradition, president barack obama will privately take the oath of office on sunday january 20th and then the public inoculation will be -- inauguration will be sunday. >>> he frequently visits the plaza and unusual charges started showing up on her husband's credit card several months ago. >> there was $700 at washington state. 2600 at mcdonald in nevada and $1.50 at embassy sweet and some -- suite and someplace i never heard of. >> the pub owner said he is spending $10,000 to upgrade his computer system and most of the banks had charges that were not theirs as well. >>> and a shooter targeted a house filled with people including children. we will have more from gilroy. >>> she was sexually abused in the $1,990. a science teacher she said abused her. now the $10 million suit was because they ignored her complaints about the abuse. two othe
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Nov 21, 2012 4:00am PST
americans may be sweating out whether the u.s. is heading for a fall off the so-called fiscal cliff, traders are pricing in the odds of whether it will happen. alan knuckman of option-shop joins us this morning from cme group. good morning alan. > > good morning angie. > > weeks before the election, although we questioned it, traders were confidentely telling us the president would be re-elected. it happened. so how do the odds look for a recession in 2013? > > the markets tell us a lot. when we were looking at the election, we were looking at a prediction market that had a lot of volume. volume is the key to price discovery because of all the buyers and sellers. when we are looking at the fiscal cliff numbers, they are not as clear, because there is not as many traders to get that information from. > > ben bernanke was in new york yesterday, and he is urging lawmakers to strike a deal on the fiscal cliff sooner rather than later. should we be concerned? because it sounds like the fed is worried. > > we are always concerned. if you look at it, the long-term bears have been beaten up
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Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
controversy over the way the obama administration portrayed the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> just ahead the numbers just came out. we will tell you how the california jobless rate is looking. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 25 dollars and a frozen safeway turkey is 59 cents a pound. or spend 25 dollars and get a fresh safeway select turkey for 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. >>> optimism that president obama and the congressional leaders can help avoid the fiscal cliff pushed stocks higher. they are all up a little bit. >>> new jobs figures released this morning show california's jobless rate continues to fall but it is still above 10%. according to the state employment development department the rate was 10.1% in october. that is down from 10.2% a month earlier. there were 45,800 jobs added to payrolls statewide. >>> the final chapter for the twilight saga as the last insta
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Nov 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
mean, they're lucky. >> get this. he's an ex-u.s. olympic boxer. trying to rob the wrong guy, i would say. the reason he fought them off, his wife was working inside the bar. he wanted to make sure those guys didn't get anywhere near his wife. >> huge points there. >> right? >> good husband and good bar owner. >> and good broom handler. >>> a couple of guys out in tuscaloosa, alabama, getting ready for a cool jump off of the black warrior parkway bridge. >> what? that's a high bridge. >> about 110 feet. >> that's pretty high. >> he looks around, jumps over, and falls in the water. the camera kind of falls over. you get a bit of a shot of his face. everything's okay. he survives the jump. except get this. someone saw a man jumping off the bridge, called the police, and when they arrived, they thought someone had committed suicide, so they immediately launched a massive search. they've got divers in the water. there's a helicopter up above searching the banks, searching the river bottom. monday they uploaded the video to youtube. the police saw it. this kid's in trouble. >> that's
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
more, on facebook. >>> u.s. stocks getting slammed this morning in the wake of]'s re-- in the wake of barack obama's re-election. also, there's new concern, new comments about the european bank's president underscoring the weakness in the european government. >>> mitt romney took the stage in boston just before 1:00 a.m. eastern time to concede the race. he did not speak long and gave a speech very different from the one he hoped to give. here's more on how romney ended his campaign. emily? >> reporter: good morning to you. for the first time in foyer seeable memory, we have mitt romney not -- in foreseeable memory, we have mitt romney not in the public today. he had planned to give an acceptance speech. instead, it was the concession speech less than five minutes long in which he said he congratulated president obama on his win. in the early hours after a long election day, mitt romney said he had called the -- called president obama and the race was over. i so wish i had been able to fulfill your wishes and put the direction in another country. but the flakes chose another leader. s
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
legalized. this coming friday, the u.s. court will decide whether to review the challenge to prop 8. california's voter apressured ban on gay marriage. now, if the high court refusing to -- refuses to hear the case, the earlier ruling would make same-sex marriage legal in california. if that happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> andre ward will defend his titles in two months. the super middleweight champ will fight his opponent in los angeles on january 27th. he defeated dawson in the oracle arena in september. he's undefeated since winning gold at the 2004 summer olympics. >>> oakland as players are donating some of their playoff money to charity. they have decided to give away one share worth more than $34,000. their donation will be split between several charities, including big brothers and big sisters and the united way of the bay area. >> how about that? >> 7:18. grab an umbrella, we're getting some wild weather. our storm coverage continues. the first of a series of storms bearing down on the bay area. meteorologi
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
u.s. this morning. 4.5million homes own businesses are still without power. and that is also deepening the ongoing gas crisis. the outages have forced many gas stations to close while also disrupting the flow of fuel from refineries to the stations that are open. and if drivers can find an open gas station, the wait can be two hours long. new jersey is trying to make sure sandy does not ruin next tuesday's election. military trucks will serve as polling places in flood ravage communities. the state is concerned many of the 3,000 polling places don't have electricity. the deadline to mail in ballot locations has been extepidded to the -- extended to the end of today. the bay area increasing its efforts to help. dozens left travis airport base. they are bringing much needed supplies and generators. more than three -- >>> just 7:11. and almost missing out on millions of dollars. how the california lottery tracked down a jackpot winner as time was running out. >>> the price of inactivity. how much it's costing to keep the nuclear plant open or shut down for nearly a year. >>> mos
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
the democratic leader in the u.s. house of representatives. the 72-year-old democrat has scheduled a late hearing. >> i will see you right here 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very dearly i thought maybe i would talk to my own caucus before i shared that information with you. >> congresswoman pelosi served four years as speaker of the house before democrats lost majority. she's been minority leading every since. >>> in 25 minutes, nancy pelosi had very sharp words when discussing the petraeus scandal. >>> melvin led the a's to american league west title and the team's first play off appearance since 2006. the team traded several key players during the offseason and some predicted the a's would lose 100 games. instead they were the lowest paid in baseball. >>> we're talking about showers coming to the bay area and soon. i'll have all the details, see you in a bit. >>> operators of the new outlet mall released new opening numbers. we first showed you these long lines of cars backing up on to the freeway when the paragon out lets opened on thursday. 160,000 cars and 425,000
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Nov 20, 2012 10:00pm PST
all u.s. pregnancies are unplanned something that costs an estimated of $11 million a year. easier access would help curb that problem. >>> plans to put fluoride in santa clara is moving forward. putting fluoride in the water would cost more than $4 million but sporters say it would help avoid tooth decay. >>> a report from city managers says plastic bag litter was cut in half this year compared to last. the report following this year's clean up of hot spots at 32 creek location. san jose's bring you bag ordnance was implementedded at the beginning of the year. >>> the city considered the healthiest for women. >> they're in the ocean and in the rest of nation; we investigate viruses that are now evolving to infect humans. >> and our chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking rain right now. you see it there on storm tracker 2. he's here for a timetable of how long the holiday weekend will play out. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head b
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Nov 29, 2012 10:00pm PST
become legal once again in california. the u.s. supreme court could announce as early as tomorrow afternoon whether it will review the challenge to proposition eight. that same prop says banned same- sex marriage. but if the justices decide not to hear the case then a lower court ruling that found that ban unconstitutional would stand. san francisco city hall is preparing for a rush of same- sex couples and there are also plans under way for a large celebration in the castro district on monday night. >> today house speaker john boehner rejected president obama's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. boehner said no progress was made. boehner accused democrats of not being serious of real spending cuts. but democrats say republicans are causing the hold up. the proposal consisted of $1.6 trillion in higher taxes, they also wanted 50 billion for infrastructure. the president in return approved spending cuts this year and legislation for saving up to $400 million for programs like medicare over a decade. >>> former rivals president obama and governor romney spoke in private. and what t
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
acknowledges is an incorrect explanation of the 9/11 deadly attack on the u.s. consulate. she did not win over john mccain and lindsay graham in her meeting yesterday and the senators remain troubled by rice's comments. the democrats would need at least 5 democratic senator to vote for her if she is nominated. >>> and it is not the constitutionally mandated swearing in date falls on a sunday so following tradition, president barack obama will privately take the oath of office on sunday january 20th and then the public inauguration will be the following day. >>> 5:45 only on 2, san jose's police chief, moore is talking about his decision to step down after only two years on the job. in an exclusive interview, chief moore talks about what it would take to make him stay. he said he would not be leaving unless they put an initiative to help pay for more officers and resources. he said nobody inside the department is interested intaking his job. >> once it was determined that nobody from inside the organization for all of the same reasons felt compelled to seek the job, it opens up the
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
intelligence committee regarding the deadly attack on the u.s. conso late in benghazi september 11th. republicans are calling for a watergate style hearing to investigate the issues surrounding the attack. what did the president know? when did he know it? what did he do about it? >> i don't think there is any debate in this country when you have four americans killed that is a problem. we have to get to the bottom of it. there needs to be accountability we have to bring those who carried it out to justice. they won't get any debate from me on that. >> it remains to be seen whether or not lawmakers will take the opportunity to ask him about the sex scandal. >> >> back from devastation. a firsthand account from pg and e workers of what they encountered during the cleanup following super storm sandy. . >>> oakland merchants rolled out the red carpet for shoppers in their annual kickoff to the holiday season. > >> piedmont and 41st street dozens of merchants from 40 neighborhood shopping districts turned up, hoping to lure holiday shoppers to oakland. the mayor made a personal plea for p
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Nov 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
features three 15-foot tall sculptures by dubre. they are his only works in the u.s. the pyramid in the playground are one of only two in the world. >>> and how travis air force base is now stepping in to help those in need in the east coast. >>> and chief meteorologist bill martin is working on his latest forecast, he's back to tell us when we can see more rain. >>> more relief is on the way to the east coast tonight as crew in the bay area make their way to the storm ravaged communities. the major effort that goes into mobilizing for the disaster. >> reporter: airmen at travis air force bay are part of the support team mobilizing to send supplies to those devastated by hurricane sandy. this morning dozens of airmen loaded the c5 on its way to southern california. there they will be part of a big effort to load planes with generators to help those without power. >> we have active duty, we have reserve and we have a family members and everybody is helping the east coast. >> there's very few units that can do what we can do. we have the ability to load all types of cargo utility vehi
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
second costliest storm in u.s. history behind katrina. again we are looking live at the new jersey shore near the town of margate. coming upwell have a live report from n and hear from the victim on sandy and how they hope to put their lives back together. >>> meanwhile more aid from california is headed to the east coast. southern california utility company is sending about 70 trucks and 120 employees to help restore the power in that area. two cargo planes filled with supplies and bay area personnel left from travis air force base yesterday. >>> our time 6:35. sewage spill is a lot larger than first thought. it was first reported along woodside drive tuesday evening and it was repaired late tear night. they first thought 2,000 gallons spill now their new estimates say it was actually 88,000 gallons. now the cause of the spill that is still being investigated. the agency is working with marin county and the town top find out how much sewage entered storm drains. >>> boat owners are being warned watch out for suspicious activity following a series of boat thefts. six boats were sto
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
% during the session after the company topped revenue expectations. u.s. airways, a major carrier to the east coast, rallied more than 2%. shares of generator maker genrac ramped up 20% to an all-time high and continued to ade higher in the after hour session. generac also revealed revenues increased 26% in the third quarter. home depot and lowes both rallied after customers on the east coast stocked up on home repair products, while most insurance stocks sold off. the u.s. is quickly approaching its debt limit. that's according to the treasury department, which said this week that the u.s. will hit its debt limit of $16.4 trillion by the end of the year. the treasury has granted congress more time to come to an agreement over the debt - until early next year. the government is already under pressure to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff. last year's debt negotiations in congress resulted in a decision to raise the debt ceiling, along with a lowered credit rating from standard and poors. u.s. automakers are setting a new pace to deal with a slowdown in europe. ford and gm reported bette
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
morning to you. > > good morning. > > let's start with the good old u.s. of a, and cliffs and bluffs. what is the market telling you about the so-called fiscal cliff? will we see a resolution? > > there is some uncertainty that's going on, because what we're seeing, with everybody so concerned, you would think that the u.s. dollar in particular would be pulling back. we are seeing the dollar up in the mid-81 range, and it looks like it is going to continue to run. also, another thing that we are looking at is the indices. they are pulling back down, and i think we still have some more room for them to pull on down. > > what about the eurozone going into yet another recession? what is the fallout? > > wow. we haven't seen the fallout in the euro dollar yet. in yesterday's market, it stayed in the $1.27 range, which really caught a lot of people by surprise, especially with the dollar gaining a little bit. > > tensions are rising in the middle east. will that rattle the oil market? > > we're seeing brent crude is running up, yet the wti crude here in the united states has been pulling
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